Geomorphology of the Inskip Peninsula, Queensland, Australia

2019-02-20T13:58:26Z (GMT) by Martin Köhler James Shulmeister

The Inskip Peninsula is the link between two major coastal dune fields; Fraser Island (the world’s largest sand island) and the adjacent Cooloola Sand Mass. There has been a notable lack of research into the geomorphology of the sand masses and the relationship between the two dunefields. This paper presents a detailed geomorphological map of the Inskip Peninsula at a scale of 1:10,000. The Peninsula can be divided into three parts; an eastern section dominated by late Holocene strandlines and foredunes with an active spit at the northern limit of the peninsula; a central zone composed of broader foredune ridges and swales and an eastern zone comprised of remnants of older parabolic sand dunes and foredune remnants. The map provides a framework for ongoing work on landscape reconstruction.